My good friend and fellow editor Randy Maxwell used to say, “Writers who are going to write will find a way, regardless of their circumstances.” That may be true, but there have been a lot better circumstances that what I have been through the past month. Last night ended my 30 days of madness entitled … More No Excuses
I swear, this is the last time that you will hear about NaNoWriMo from me this year. Well, maybe one more time… Tomorrow is November 30, the last day of my attempt to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days for National Novel Writing Month. I am at 43,333, within spitting distance of … More Eve of Destruction
First, the good news. I am about 8,200 words from completing my National Novel Writing Month challenge of 50,000 words in 30 days. Actually I am at approximately 41,800 words. I say approximately, because every time I have done this, the official counter at NaNoWriMo Central has short changed me by several hundred words. November … More Five Days and 8,200 Words
A writer friend of mine just put together a video blog answering questions about National Novel Writing Month. Here is a link. Video blogs are another thing to put on my to do list. Later, dudes and dudettes.
No, I am not going to Paris like some of my colleagues are. Yes, I probably will need to come into the office and get stuff done. But despite all that, I am elated that Thanksgiving break is finally here. My first priority: get a lot of writing done. NaNoWriMo continues and I am on … More Break Dancing
The NaNoWriMo Experience continues. When I write my books, there are always sections that I build up in my mind. That does two things; it ups that stakes and challenges me to do better on them, and it also makes it harder for me to write. There are certain chapters in any book that are … More Spectacle in St. Louis
We spend a great deal of our waking lives trying to maintain or gain control of our personal situation. What we do before work or school, how we drive, what we do once we are in our offices or classrooms, and what we do when we get home are all based on the idea that … More Control Is An Illusion